iPhone 6, 6 Plus get new iSight cameras

Though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras may appear to be the same 8-megapixel camera that has appeared on Apple's smartphones for several years in a row now, these cameras are getting major internal upgrades to improve your picture-taking. The 8-megapixel iSight camera gets a whole new sensor that allows for better autofocus and advanced noise reduction. The iPhone 6 Plus camera also adds OIS, a feature many iPhone users have been asking for for years.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has the same True Tone Flash that debuted on the iPhone 5s. The sensor has pixels that are 1.5 microns each in size. The aperture is f/2.2 and both phone models use a 5-element lens architecture. According to Apple, there are dedicated pairs of focus pixels that help read the light from the subject and help with phase detection autofocus. With these focus pixels, focusing is twice as fast on the iPhone 5s.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will both have tone mapping to help reduce noise, especially in low light shots. Though the camera can capture images in 8-megapixel resolution, panoramas can stitch together images to give a total of a 43-megapixel image.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus uses a new signal processor inside the Apple A8 processor to help speed up photo capture. There is also advanced face detection as well and burst selfies capture.

Apple is differentiating the models to give the iPhone 6 digital image stabilization while the iPhone 6 Plus will get optical image stabilization.

And HDR captures can now be captured in just one shot rather than requiring extra time to be stitched together.

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